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Simone Steel

Chief Data Officer, Nationwide

Simone Steel is the Chief Data Officer for Nationwide Building Society and the leader of their Data & Analytics community. Before joining Nationwide in April this year, she held leadership positions at Morgan Stanley, Refinitiv (spin off of Thomson Reuters) and RBS within their Risk and Finance functions.

Her experience in Data and Information Technology extends over 30 years, developed through software engineering, data architecture and the transformation of complex systems. In the last 10 years she has focused on Data and Technology strategy definition and execution, including the implementation of modern ways of working for data-driven and digital businesses.

Simone has worked in locations across Europe, Asia and the Americas, in a variety of industries including Financial Services, Telecommunications, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Goods and Technology and Data Services.

Simone is an active ambassador for women and BAME professionals in Technology and Finance. Her academic background includes Computing, Economics and Data Science.

Driving enterprise change: Delivering a skills transformation at pace

Smart risk taking is becoming increasingly important for effective enterprise transformation. A key component is ensuring organisations have the understanding of how to drive key decisions with data and quantitative thinking. Harnesssing the power of the data & analytics (D&A) community through agile ways of working can accelerate this change.

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